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Dr. Shanthi Rangarajan

Pediatrician, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shanthi Rangarajan is a popular Pediatrician in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Shanthi Rangarajan at Shanthi Clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanthi Rangarajan on Lybrate.com.

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Hello doctor I have been suffering from rubella (german measles) I have had headache, cough and cold, red eyes since 2 days I am 21 years old male I want to know the cases of this disease.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hello doctor I have been suffering from rubella (german measles)
I have had headache, cough and cold, red eyes since ...
Take complete rest along with nutritious diet, fluids. Drugs like paracetamol & levocetrizine may be required as per advice of physician.
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Hi Good morning My daughter is 5 years old she has lots of Lice in her hair We r still using medical shampoo n Neem hair oil but not getting relief Pls advice what should I do?

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Hello Ms. lybrate-user, I understand head lice can be a very irritating experience. Though unhygienic and unclean hair can lead to head lice, but even if you keep your hair clean and wash hair daily, you can get head lice by touching your head to an infected person’s head. Head lice can easily be transferred by brushes, combs, barrettes, headbands or sharing the towels, clothes or even furniture of the infected person. You can treat head lice by adopting both at home treatments that are safe or with the help of chemicals that are easily available both over-the-counter or on prescription by the dermatologist. To get rid of head lice at home, use a fine-toothed lice comb to remove lice. Comb your hair daily with this comb till all lice are out of hair. An important point to remember here is that you might again get head lice this way as head lice can crawl into your sheets, towels, clothes. So dry clean your bed sheet and other clothes in hot water. Clean all your furniture and floor with a good disinfectant. Chemical treatment of head lice gives quicker and more permanent solution to do away with lices. You can buy a good shampoo or leave on chemicals after consulting a dermatologist. Since, such solutions contain pesticides, a dermatologist should always be consulted before use.
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What should be the food for 2 and 1/2 years old in case of diarrhea. Also, can boiled potato with a pinch of salt can be given?

MD pediatrician, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Ensure that you give her lots of liquids, ors and more of curd and rice based diet. You can give her boiled potato with salt.
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M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Irrespective of intentions you can't change the behavior of children positively by threatening, criticizing,demeaning, insulting and belittling them in front of others.
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Cleft Palate - How To Treat It Surgically?

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Cleft Palate - How To Treat It Surgically?

Cleft palate or palatoschisis is a common genetic abnormality that leads to a horde of problems and is presently a growing challenge to medicine practitioners. The major developmental stages affected due to this particular irregularity include feeding, speech development, dentition and maxillofacial growth which are rather important to the normal overall developmental pace of an individual. Even though the cleft palate deformity was defined centuries ago, no fixed management algorithm exists for patients suffering from the condition in the present day scenario
Cleft palate may be successfully fixed using reconstructive surgery. Multiple specialists are involved in the reconstruction surgery includingplastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, nutritionists, oromaxillofacial surgeons and speech pathologists. Some hospitals also consider psychological therapy for the patient and the family to help get through the emotional trauma and the issues faced due to developmental backlogs
The treatment for cleft palate usually begins around 9 to 12 months of age. If left untreated, it may cause major deformities. It takes about some years before the whole procedure is completed although it depends on the type and severity of the deformity
The process involves the administration of anaesthesia after which the palate repair closes the inner, middle and final layers and at the same time realigning of the palatal muscles in a technique called anintravelarveloplasty is conducted. This ensures that the muscles are adjusted in a normal position which facilitates the best functioning of the palate during feeding, swallowing and speaking. It is possible that the child might require more than one surgery to completely close the palate.
Some of the risks involved during the process include:
1. Abnormal reactions to the medications
2. Bleeding
3.Problems in breathing
4. Need for more surgery
5. Infection

Although complicated and time consuming, cleft palate must be given immediate attention to avoid serious developmental issues. The reconstruction surgery and therapy combined ensures a normal development for the child in the longer run, given the surgery was done at the correct time. The child would be required to remain at the hospital for about 5-7 days. Complete recovery takes a time period of 4 weeks. Keeping the wound of the surgery clean is of the utmost importance and it should not be strained. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Surgeon.

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On nights I am face difficulties on respiration while sleeping through my nose. What to do.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Take steam before sleep n you can use nasoclear drop to put in nose if blocked. Also try to keep some gap in last meal of day n sleep time to avoid possible reflux which might be bothering you. If still bother then see your doctor for the same.
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My baby is of 6 month he has loose stool problem since 8 days. We are giving ors and imubless. But stool is still loose what should we do. Please tell us.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
If your baby's is gaining weight properly, there is no need to worry. If baby is not gaining weight, do stool examination and take her to pediatrician.
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My son is 18 months old. He has not started eating much food. It seems it depends on his mood. If he is in mood, he eats otherwise not. And mainly depends on his mothers feeding. I am confused whether to go for any check up or anything else ?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
My son is 18 months old. He has not started eating much food. It seems it depends on his mood. If he is in mood, he e...
Hi, I think he is having normal weight to his age, a 18 month infant should weigh 3-4 times to his birth weight. Let him know different tastes and try to identify his cravings and aversions in food and feed him accordingly.
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My son is about 11months can I give energy supplement like bourmita, horlics, complain.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My son is about 11months can I give energy supplement like bourmita, horlics, complain.
An 11 month old child needs breastmilk along with complementary foods. If your baby is breastfeeding, you do not need to give him milk from outside sources. Energy supplements like bournvita are okay for kids who consume milk other than mother's milk.
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How to care a newborn baby? My baby is a girl she is crying too much. Please help me to relax the baby.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
How to care a newborn baby? My baby is a girl she is crying too much. Please help me to relax the baby.
You should follow certain guidelines like only breast feeding for first six months, avoid visitors, no ghutti, gripe water, no Kajal , no talc powder. If baby is crying excessively then you should consult a doctor
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My thyroid report is negative but still I am fat. Kindly suggest that what should I eat to overcome my belly fat. Oftenly I feel hunger after 2 hours. Please suggest me some food that does not increase the fat and satisfy my hunger. I give breast feed to my 1 year old child.

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My thyroid report is negative but still I am fat. Kindly suggest that what should I eat to overcome my belly fat. Oft...
try to eat foods that take longer to absorb, like whole grains, fibre rich foods. Avoid simple foods like watermelon, kharbooza etc. which give quick energy rush. During breastfeeding the body sugar goes low so it is natural to feel hungry faster
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My sisters child was too weak and not eating well whats the solution to increase the intake of food for the child.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------------------- d-worm (adven) drink 1 spoon twice daily for 5 days and complete this bottle.--------------------------after 5 days start------- appetiser (r, s, bhargava) drink 1 spoon 3 times daily for 30 days.
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I want to stop breastfeeding as my child is 14 months old but she refused to take any other milk. So please suggest me the ways how can make her to drink.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You simply refuse to breast feed and when the child feels hungry you feed from a cup with spoon or a sipper but do not use nipple and bottle. You can pit a bana aid on nipple and she will refuse to suck seeing the difference from normal nipple
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Hi doctor. I want to know what amount of pure almond oil can give a 3 year child, and what is the difference between maamra almond and normal almond. Please suggest me.?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi doctor. I want to know what amount of pure almond oil can give a 3 year child, and what is the difference between ...
Mamra almonds are rich source of proteins, minerals & vitamins it prevents coronary artery disease & strokes by favouring healthy blood lipid profile it prevents skin disorder, anemia & respiratory diseases recommended for children & women at the time of pregnancy soaked in water with a glass of warm milk in the morning mamra is claimed to be more nutritious than normal almonds.
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My baby is one year old and I have started transitioning from formula to whole milk He will be having whole milk in the morning and formula milk in the evening is it ok to give both? And he is drinking 500 ml of milk per day ,is this quantity ok?

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
My baby is one year old and I have started transitioning from formula to whole milk He will be having whole milk in t...
Hello lybrate-user! Once your baby is taking whole milk no need to give formula milk! Slowly increses the amount of cow milk only! Now like bfo milk is like part of snacks not sole nean of nutrition! So you give other food an try to introduce more fruits, veggie in diet! 500 is proper amount of milk do not give more than this! Tc.
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Hello doctor, meri baby 15 months ki ho gai h and uske abhi tak teeth nahi aaye use vit. D3 ke shacets bhi diye bt unse bhi koi effect nahi aaya. So please suggest something.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Normally teeth erupts between 4-7 months how ever we wait till 18 months for the first tooth to appear. If no tooth appears till this age you should consult a pediatric dentist.
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My daughter is six months old and was administered BCG vaccine at birth. Till date there is no scar on her arm. Should we vaccinate her again. Does successful BCG vaccine necessarily leave scar?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
My daughter is six months old and was administered BCG vaccine at birth. Till date there is no scar on her arm. Shoul...
Hello lybrate-user, some babies fail to develope scar after bcg vaccination esp. When given immediately after birth, but that does not mean that, she has not developed immunity, so no need to repeat vaccine.
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My son is 4 months old. He is taking formula milk from day one. He has a habit of vomiting whenever he takes milk. Offlate the vomiting has increased and on some days he literally vomits everything which he takes in. His weight acc to Doc is okay. He sometimes feels relieved after he vomits. he vomits both milk and curd. Pls advice.

MBBS, MS, MCh
Pediatrician, Navi Mumbai
Vomiting in babies is commonly due to gastric reflux (GERD). You need to consult your doctor and watch for his weight, gr8een or yellow (bile stained) vomiting and respiratory infections ie cough. The reflux usually subsides as babies start assuming erect posture and diet changes to a more solid form.
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My nephew born in Ireland in the month of April 17, my concern with the vaccine, as per ireland physician they will provide the vaccine post 2 months but not indian vaccine and bcg vaccine still pending, please suggest is both country vaccine required for my nephew? My nephew will come to India in October.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My nephew born in Ireland in the month of April 17, my concern with the vaccine, as per ireland physician they will p...
When in Ireland follow their advice and once he comes here, follow Indian schedule of vaccination. It will not make any difference to child's health. Meanwhile be happy that you are blessed.
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